FSA119 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or law@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Crime scene investigators and peace officers are expected to be expert witnesses. To be perceived as experts, they must establish credibility from the moment they enter the courtroom and proceed to the witness stand to present their testimony. This course provides participants with practical activities to develop and enhance their ability to give effective courtroom testimony. Activities include communication skills evaluations, presenting expert witness credentials, and mock testimony in a simulated courtroom.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Courtroom Testimony Course #40067.


  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current
    commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
  • Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency
    conducting investigative tasks or duties
  • Nurse employed by a medical facility tasked with
    conducting forensic examinations

Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 or
send an email to
at least two weeks prior to class start date.  Participants will be
contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

    Course Completion Requirements

    • Courtroom attire as per your agency policy for classroom activities on day 3

    Attendance Requirements

    Class attendance is an
    essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are
    expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires
    participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of
    successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will
    review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that
    cannot be missed.

    in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
    TCOLE credit. 


    • Laptop
    • Printed and electronic copy of a current CV and/or resume


    • Effective Communication in Court
    • Expert Witnesses
    • Testifying in Court

    Suggested Audience

    Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel with assignments that may require them to testify in court. Such occupations are crime
    scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators,
    patrol officers, corrections officers and forensic nurses

    Continuing Education And Professional Credits

    • 2.40 CEUs
    • 24.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
    • 1.00 hours – ACE
    • 24.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)

    Contact Information

    Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
    Email: law@teex.tamu.edu

    Payment Info

    • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

    Enjoyed the ample hands-on activities. Much better than endless lecture or death by powerpoint.

    — Forensic Technician
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